Updated: 1/28/2020

So you want your kids to brush their teeth? Convincing them to do so can be tough, but with some help from their favorite movies and these great books, you may be able to do just that. And what great Christmas gifts these would make!

Here are our picks for the top 10 dental books for kids:

1. Brush Your Teeth, Please: A Pop-Up Book

By Leslie McGuire

Published: December 3, 2013 (Hardcover)

Summary: Kids will learn about proper dental hygiene as they go through this book and see the many different animals practicing it – from brushing their teeth to flossing.

2. The Tooth Book

By Dr. Seuss

Published: June 24, 2003 (Board Book)

Summary: In The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss, kids will learn about all of the things teeth can do, how important it is to take care of them and what they need to do to ensure their teeth last a lifetime

3. Brush, Brush, Brush!

By Alicia Padron (Illustrator for the Book)

Published: March 1, 2010 (Board Book)

Summary: A rhythmic, rhyming book with great illustrations that your kids will love as they learn about brushing their teeth. 

4. Pony Brushes His Teeth

By Michael Dahl

Published: February 1, 2013 (Board Book)

Summary: Shows kids in a simple and fun format the correlation between what they eat and needing to brush their teeth. It also encourages example-setting by parents. Pony follows his dad’s example in what he does, just like your kids will want to follow your example.

5. Flossy and Toothy Save Your Smile

By Melissa Larsen

Published: August 26, 2014 (Paperback)

Summary: Kids will learn about great dental hygiene habits that can save their smiles from these fun characters, Flossy and Toothy.

6. Going To the Dentist (First Experience Sticker Storybook)

By Parragon Books

Published: March 15, 2012 (Hardcover)

Summary: This interactive storybook will teach your kids about how taking care of their teeth and going to the dentist can be more fun!

7. Noah’s Visit to the Dentist

By Jupiter Kids

Published: October 1, 2014 (Paperback)

Summary: Noah is afraid to go to the dentist. Your kids can follow Noah in this story as he discovers that there is nothing to fear about going to the dentist.

8. The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums

By Edward Miller

Published: March 1, 2009 (Paperback)

Summary: This book helps make caring for teeth more fun for kids and answers the many questions kids might have about what to expect when they go to the dentist, what they should do if they lose a tooth, etc.

9. The Teeth that Looked for a New Mouth: A Story of a Boy Who Didn’t Like to Brush his Teeth

By Jill Jones

Published: June 29, 2013 (Paperback)

Summary: A fun little storybook that will help your kids understand the importance of taking care of their teeth.

This book is also available in Spanish, German and Japanese.

The author would like to give all of you a discount code for purchasing the print version (English) of her book. The discount code is: VVVLKDJW and you can purchase the book here.

10. Who Needs Teeth?

By Sally Huss

Published: August 17, 2014 (Kindle)

Summary: A book that will help kids understand why they need teeth and why they should take care of them.

Upcoming Dental Books

There are many more great dental books to choose from than just these, as well as some up-and-coming kids’ dental books to keep an eye out for:

What dental books have your kids enjoyed? Share them with us in the comment section below.